Monday, 31 August 2015

Trepadeiro Werner, different levels of maturity

Hi again!

The trepadeiro werner is worth mentioning an extra time. Really nice variety. It grows very big, and is all over the place. It's more or less impossible to separate it from the closest "neighbors" on the balcony.

Here are some immature pods.

Here are some that are starting to shift colours. It's really beautiful.

Here you can see the different levels of maturity. Beautiful colours.
And some more.

All my trepadeiro werner pictures are here =>

Wishing you all a great week!

My good old peru yellow

This is one of my old favorites. I think I have grown it since 1995 or something like that. It's a very nice baccatum. Quite compact compared to the bigger ones.

The heat is moderate, the taste is good, with a citrus flavor. And I like the crispy feeling, when having a bite :-)

Not many ripe pods yet. It's becoming a race against time.

Summery regards,

Orange malawi

The orange malawi is a new variety for me. It has the typical attributes of a Capsicum chinense.

It's a nice plant. And I can't wait for the pods to turn orange. :-)

Because of the late summer, it is in full bloom now. Autumn is approaching, so there is not much time. But there are some pods, that I hope will turn ripe soon.

Hot regards,

Sunday, 30 August 2015

CGN 21500 - Capsicum chinense

The name is quite anonymous. But. What a fascinating variety! The pods go from deep purple to this wonderful warm colour.

I think that it's one of the most beautiful varieties that I have grown.
Plenty of pods!
Typical chinense flowers.

Haven't tasted it yet. So, more about this one later.

Wishing you all a great week!

Malagueta (middle size)


End of August, and I'm starting to think about the next steps for my plants. It won't get any warmer this year, and if I want to keep some over the winter, I need to move them indoors really soon.

This one is weird. The seeds that I used were over 10 years old, so I didn't have any expectations really. But the plant looked OK, and it produced flowers. The flowers were pollinated, but the pods never started to grow.

Here is a closer look.You can clearly see that the flowers have dropped, and that there is like a small fruit there. Just that it doesn't grow.

More pictures here =>
I realize I grew it in 2002, and it didn't produce any pods then. So the seeds are probably from 2001.

I've never seen anything like this. I think the explanation is that the seeds were old. But it would be interesting to hear about your experiences.

Hot regards,

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Habanero, trepadeiro, dedo & co and a basic salsa recipe

Hi again!

A short update from the corner of the balcony.

Here is the red habanero. It's grown really big. The dark / purple pods is CGN 21500.
 The white/yellow ones is trepadeiro werner. It's grown together with the dedo de moca (the green pods in the foreground). The peru yellow doesn't show, but it's behind all of them.

 Here is a closer picture of trepadeiro werner. Different stages of maturity. It turns into a delicious dark yellow tone when mature.

More habanero and CGN 21500.

It's going to be a hot autumn :-) We just sampled a basic salsa with one of the habaneros.

My basic salsa
fresh onion
a little lime juice
and a little salt

So simple. So good! Wait a couple of hours before serving.

Hot regards,

A small harvest

  I was hoping to take some pictures of the ripe pods today. But it's really windy, and it's more or less impossible to get a sharp image. Well, maybe tomorrow.

I picked some dedo de moca and trepadeiro werner. Perfect with lunch :-) The trepadeiro werner is new for me. I reallly like the taste and heat. A very nice baccatum.

Have a great weekend!